Alicia Vikander has a new favorite place. And no, it isn’t a tomb that she’s raided.
The Oscar winner recently spent several months in the South African city of Cape Town where she shot scenes as video game character, Lara Croft (originally played by Angelina Jolie) in Tomb Raider.
The Swedish actress spoke to Channel24 and says she considers herself “a very lucky person because I got to spend five months in Cape Town shooting this film and I absolutely love it.”
“And the people, above anything – we had such a huge local crew on this film, and they were so professional and so lovely,” the 29-year-old said. “It’s a wonderful way to get introduced to a new city.”
During her time in Cape Town — affectionately termed the “Mother City” — Alicia got in shape by climbing the iconic Table Mountain (a few times!), as shown by her trainer, Magnus Lygdback:
And also had the opportunity to go shark-cage diving, venture to the region’s famous vineyards, and was even joined by husband, Michael Fassbender, while celebrating one of the crew member’s birthdays.
Alicia’s love for Cape Town is reportedly a mutual thing, with locals hoping a Tomb Raider sequel is in the works so they can welcome her back.